Monday, 27 April 2009

Jennifer & Ian

I was at 3 different venues for this wedding.

First stop, Jennifer was getting ready at The Scotsman hotel in Edinburgh which is a beautiful place. There are often a few difficulties with the wedding dress and/or the associated accessories. Jennifer's Mum and bridesmaid Isabel were there to lend a hand with the aid of Mum's emergency wedding kit!

Next, on to the Reid Memorial Church which is like a cathedral. A stunning interior with beautiful stained glass. The minister asked me to stay at the back of the church during the ceremony which I was happy to do - I'll always respect the wishes of the celebrant. I was able to use a camera in silent mode and still shot a few images of the ceremony...

Normal photographic service is resumed for the register signing and recession...

The cloister-like courtyard at the back of the church was the setting for the champagne and canapes. The sun shone so everyone was able to stay out in the gardens for the duration. Here Ian and Best Man Mark find something to do with their top hats...

Most of the time I'm afraid the top hats sat and waited. They were very photogenic though!

The reception was friendly and fun. Jennifer's friends were there to lend their support...

The third venue was the Whisky Heritage Centre near Edinburgh Castle. We took the chance for some photos at the castle...

...and overlooking Edinburgh

My day finished at the Whisky Heritage Centre and we got some lovely shots in the new whisky collection room. I'm not allowed to show the pictures yet as the room is not yet open to the public. We were very privileged to have access and I'll put some images on here as soon as I'm allowed! In the meantime, Jennifer's rings on a whisky barrel will have to do...

Congratulations to Jennifer and Ian.

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Monday, 20 April 2009

Tracy & Alasdair

You'll notice quite a few smiling faces in these pictures - that's not because I've chosen them, that's because everyone was smiling All Day! What great fun, what a lovely couple, and what a great bunch of guests.

Alasdair was pretty calm beforehand but his Dad and Best Man, Bob was keeping a close eye on what I was doing with the rings!

The girls arrive at the Lothian Chambers in gorgeous bright gowns, smiling already.

Tracy and her dad make their entrance...

...and Alasdair looks suitably impressed.

The ceremony was light-hearted throughout with no fluffed words or giggling fits

The registrar left us to take a few photos and everyone relaxed for a while in the beautiful room at the Lothian Chambers

A fine chorus of Happy Birthday for Tracy from her friends and families.

Outside the registry office is one of the oldest and most beautiful parts of Edinburgh. Tracy waves cheerio with St Giles cathedral in the background.

On the lawns at Norton House Hotel with Arthur's Seat in the background - the 'formal' photos are a chance for Tracy and Alasdair to catch their breath and spend some time just the two of them.

The Garden suite at Norton House is only a year old and its contemporary style is very striking.

A great set of speeches from George, Alasdair and Bob entertained the crowd with a nice mix of humour, cheekiness and heartfelt words.

Congratulations to Tracy and Alasdair.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2009


Sawyer are a Rush tribute band that I have become friendly with over the last few years. They played in Glasgow on Friday with their new guitarist Matt. I snapped a few shots on my wee camera but I was really there for the music. I've played guitar for over 20 years and can get nowhere close to playing any Rush music - it's so impressive to watch these guys.

Matt had created a fine Alex Lifeson ca 1980's outfit - fortunately his guitar playing was a lot better than his fashion sense!